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    Amusing.... or just plain stupid.

    So, wednesday is ride to work day.

    I ride to work every day so it really is just another day.

    To make it different I'm considering the following:

    - Santa Cruz V10 DH rig (8" front and 10" rear suspension).
    - Full Body Armour and Full Face helmet.
    - 23mm slick tyres.

    Personally, I think it'd be hilarious, but would the average punter get it? I'm guessing probably not, but does the hilarity make it worth it anyway?



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    Re: Amusing.... or just plain stupid.

    yes.
    especially if you use tram stops as the launch ramps they so resemble.
    also worth it if you push and bump your way to the front of every queue at every light, elbows out.

    which 26" rims are you using for 23mm tires???
    If my rims had dimples, I could ride with the lead pack

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    Re: Amusing.... or just plain stupid.

    I'm not sure my rims would actually take the 23mm tyres.

    They're Mavic DeeMax rims, the bright yellow ones. 8-)

    It is far better to be annoyed each and every time you enter your own loungeroom than risk having your fireplace stolen.

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    Re: Amusing.... or just plain stupid.

    Another vote for yes! Two things though: You should mono your way through every intersection and pics or it didn't happen :evil:
    Makes me wish I still had my DH rig so I could come with just for fun.
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    Re: Amusing.... or just plain stupid.

    Yes, you should ride the Santa Cruz. I mean, it's that or look like everybody else isn't it? Even The Age is getting into the fixie groove! (See under "National" headlines)

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    Re: Amusing.... or just plain stupid.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dionysis
    So, wednesday is ride to work day.

    I ride to work every day so it really is just another day.

    To make it different I'm considering the following:

    - Santa Cruz V10 DH rig (8" front and 10" rear suspension).
    - Full Body Armour and Full Face helmet.
    - 23mm slick tyres.

    Personally, I think it'd be hilarious, but would the average punter get it? I'm guessing probably not, but does the hilarity make it worth it anyway?



    Full body armour on one of these?

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    Re: Amusing.... or just plain stupid.

    those strida's are pretty cool. really well designed, even if they are made from mostly plastic.


    i reckon a tallbike, full face helmet, suit and tie, would be in the spirit of the event.


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    Re: Amusing.... or just plain stupid.

    If I rocked up to work in a suit and tie everyone would assume I was going to a job interview.

    I've tested, I don't have any slicks that will fit the DH bike.

    Maybe I'll ride my Kenevans with the body armour and ff helmet.

    It is far better to be annoyed each and every time you enter your own loungeroom than risk having your fireplace stolen.

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    Re: Amusing.... or just plain stupid.

    ask around and see if anyone has some xenith or detonator tyres they would lend you.
    i'd do it just to see the pics if you were local.
    You did WHAT?!? You deserve the cast on your arm then jackass.

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    Re: Amusing.... or just plain stupid.

    Just realized my g/f's bike is sporting a set of 1.75" slicks at the moment. That'll do the trick I reckon.

    Now to convince her to not ride to work tomorrow.

    :-P
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